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Janet Kay Jensen

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I am co-author of a literature-based cookbook, The Book Lovers Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Great Works of Literature and the Passages that Feature Them (Wenger & Jensen, Ballantine, 2003), and an award-winning novel, Dont You Marry the Mormon Boys (Bonneville Books, 2007). Gabriels Daughters was released in January 2015 by Jolly Fish Press.

Don't You Marry the Mormon Boys won the gold medal in Cultural Fiction in the Readers Favorite International Book Award Contest (2012). Gabriel's Daughters won the silver award in Cultural Fiction in the Readers Favorite International Book Award Contest (2013).

The Inheritance appears in the Parables for Today anthology (Cedar Fort, Inc., 2012).

Baking Day recently won second place in The Writer
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Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Janet and thanks so much for the friendship!
Blessings,
Jeannie


message 1: by Liz

Liz Hey, Janet,

Thanks for the add-invite. I'm thrilled to be your friend on Goodreads. I always make sure I catch what you're saying on Storymakers, even if it's delete city because of time constraints.

I'm interested in your favorite books. Funny how the pain/irony of Ethan Frome and A Separate Peace linger, surfacing when you see the titles in print. I don't know that I could even tell the story arc any more, but I still ache for the characters.

I'm glad you extended the invitation. I'll be glad to share what I'm reading with you and see what you're doing.

Liz Adair
Author of
The Spider Latham Mystery Series
Mist of Quarry Harbor
Lucy Shook's Letters from Afghanistan (editor)
Counting the Cost (Out in November 08)


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